I don't think anyone wants or needs to be territorial but it is getting beyond a joke when some think they can continually criticise or make judgements relating to the decisions some make regarding independent schooling. I'm happy for everyone to join in but if we're expected to be pleasant on EPE then these negative comments need to be moderated. No one is criticising comps or GS, so let's do the same on this section and just offer advise.
AND if I mention inde's anywhere else then you are all free to take a pot shot at me!;)
Where are all these continual critical, judgmental and negative comments, Tipsy?
If a comment is made, even if it puts a subject matter in poor light, there is no need to get the hackles up. We should be open to ideas, thoughts and experiences that other posters bring from whichever corner of the country (or world) and not feel defensive about our own choices.
I have read many complaints of poor comprehensives on the site, lamenting the standards of pupils and staff morale etc and yet no one stands up to defend the really bad ones because they are not on here, reading.
Why do you expect people
to take pot shots at you?
Perhaps you seek to be controversial
I have also read many pleasing posts in the independent threads with very well presented views and thoughts and have never felt the need to throw a rotten egg at the author.
DC at independent, then grammar, now considering independent.
small error here, DC at independent, then state comp, then grammar, now considering independent for new child.
So where does that put me? In the grammar camp, the state camp or the independent Camp?
Which goes to show that whatever we choose or will choose in the end, there may well be some part of 3 systems that we experience, so what's the deal with plonking yourself in the red, blue or white corner and arguing to the death about 'some people'?
I say, let's just get on with proper discussion so something fruitful will come out of this forum.